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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
EUR 10750 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
EUR 10750 per year

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About Music & Sound Design for Visual Media at Catalyst - Institute for Creative Arts and Technology

Explore and define your own creative voice whilst building a rewarding career as a music producer, sound designer and audio creative in the film, TV and media industries.The Music and Sound Design for Visual Media programme is the latest addition to our audio production courses, providing a focused pathway into the fields of audio production and creative sound design for the film and media industries.Build an original portfolio through opportunities to produce sound and music for live projects and films as well as writing and recording sound components for film scores, interactive installations, video games, audio libraries and more. Your creative journey will unfold whilst working in historic and vintage studios and through close collaboration with our film, music, visual effects and acting students.From practical workshops in sequencing and sampling to studio recording, mixing, linear and non-linear composition and more, throughout this hands-on programme you'll be mastering the technical skills required for a musical concept to take form. Through close collaboration with creative practitioners of varying disciplines, you will expand your understanding of the creative role and influence of sound in any project brief or collaboration. Guided by a team of industry experts, your time at Catalyst will give you a solid portfolio of original and creative work along with a thriving network of fellow creative practitioners.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 10750 per yearInternational course feesEUR 10750 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Single payment or installments

Entry requirements

For more information about international entry requirements, please visit the Catalyst Info Hub.

What students think about Catalyst - Institute for Creative Arts and Technology

    A.R. - Director and Film Production alum

    From a film student perspective, I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Catalyst (Formerly dBs Berlin). I took the 1 year diploma course with plans to expand my portfolio and apply for a Masters in Fine Arts degree at NYU, USC, and Loyola in the US - I ended up being accepted into all 3. By taking advantage of the resources and the extremely helpful tutors (booking equipment during my free time, meeting tutors privately for script feedback, etc), I was aided in creating a handful of valuable short films in such a short time span.

    The cohort has extremely hard working people, those interested in collaborating and sharing ideas in a non-competitive space. My latest film, 'Generation Z', has just been accepted into Indie Short Fest in LA, and I thank Catalyst (formerly dBs Berlin) for the resources, feedback, as well as my hardworking crew for helping me with this amazing experience. Highly recommend!

    H.C - producer, live artist and Electronic Music Production & Performance alum

    "Signing up to Catalyst (formerly dBs Berlin) was one of the best decisions i've made. I was on the fence for a while whether taking a music production degree would be worth its while financially but I'm very glad I did. I was operating in the music industry for a few years from a more business perspective, but needed to express ideas I had bottled up. Firstly having the opportunity to work in studios as respected worldwide as Funkhaus is something I feel truly blessed to enjoy. I have even ended up making a track with a very talented producer on my favourite label.

    The teaching I have experienced has pushed me to try creative production techniques I would of otherwise not necessarily explored. In addition to this I feel like my knowledge of both production techniques and my contextual understanding of musical movements has vastly improved. I think this is hugely undervalued and will help anyone progress that little bit further.

    I would say however you need to be in the right mindset to get the most out of what Catalyst has to offer. Attend each class, ask questions and book out your max studio hours otherwise you won't get the most out of it. If you are driven and proactive enough then it can serve you well but that's your decision."

    J.K - Screen Acting student

    "I love that we're treated like we are already working in the industry. I think that aspect of the school is one of the most important parts because you learn the hard way what needs to be done and what you can expect when stepping out of the Funkhaus with a degree in your hand. I feel like at the end of the third year I'm going to be fully prepared and ready to take on the industry."⁠⁠

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